The twenty sixth offering in our ART WALK Series features a painting by Henri Matisse entitled "The Red Room". From one medium to the next, artists express their use of colour. Inspired by our chosen art piece, our dyer has successfully captured the excitement and complexity of the painting.
Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954), considered to be the 20th century’s most important French painter, communicated joy with expressive colors, striking ornamentation and bold patterns. Matisse, whose mother gave him his first art supplies while he was recovering from an illness, described his discovery of art as “a kind of paradise.” He was originally viewed as a Fauvist, and his early works were exceptionally mature. Influenced by Impressionism and Japanese art, Matisse made color a crucial element of his work, and also experimented with expressive abstraction. When he was nearly 80, Matisse volunteered to decorate the Dominican nuns' chapel at Vence, France. Suffering from anxiety, Matisse found serenity in painting. [quoted from Art.com]
Included in your purchase will be the following:
Serenity 20 (1 skein)
70% sw merino/20% cashmere/10% nylon
Approx. 400 yds (fingering weight)
US 1-3 needle recommended
hand wash/air dry
We are taking pre-orders for this yarn until September 12, 2016 with a shipping schedule of early to mid October, 2016. You will receive a shipping notice at that time.
Please note this colourway is shown on the Serenity 20 yarn base you are pre-ordering. There is no pattern included with your yarn purchase.